Modern Africa: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
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As the second largest continent with over one billion people, Africa is instrumental to understanding the world. Its historical significance as home of the first great empires, unique diversity of cultures, people, religions, languages, traditions and norms, make it an intriguing subject for scholarly exploration. This course provides an interdisciplinary perspective on the continent. It explores the dynamic nature of African societies, and the factors that have shaped the continent’s development, framing those factors in historical and contemporary contexts.